A 2015 Road Map for Payment Processing Compliance

January 23, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , ,

Guest post by Ellen T. Berge and Andrew Bigart, Venable LLP The past year was a big one for the payments industry with the introduction of new products, the growth of virtual currencies, and, of course, continued government pressure on payment processors and non-bank entities … Read more

Merchants: Know Your Service Providers!

August 7, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , , , ,
Know your service provider

Know Your Customer There’s an acronym we use in the payments industry: KYC.  With KYC, which is Know Your Customer, we’re referring to ISOs’ and acquirers’ need to know the type of business each of their merchants conducts. If due diligence for KYC doesn’t take place, … Read more

If You Are “in the Cloud,” You May Still Be Exposed to PCI Compliance Risk

December 11, 2013 • Published Categories Best Practices, Industry TopicsTags , , , , ,

Here’s a news headline that is currently scaring security executives and causing a few sleepless nights: “NSA Has Hacked 50,000 Computers Globally.” What does this have to do with PCI compliance, you might ask? If the National Security Agency can easily hack into private computer … Read more

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2013 North American PCI Community Meeting

October 14, 2013 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Mandalay Bay PCI Compliance Meeting

In recent years, the annual PCI Community Meetings (both here in the U.S. and abroad) have served as an important forum for discussing and gaining a stronger understanding of payment data security best practices and requirements. With the planned release of version 3.0 of both … Read more

Key Takeaways from the SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidelines

March 18, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics, ISOs/AcquirersTags , , , , , , , ,
SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidlines

The PCI Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Merchants as End-Users was designed to create awareness of challenges in and best practices for accepting payments with a mobile device. The following are three key takeaways from the document: General-purpose mobile devices (i.e., smartphones, tablets, etc.) are designed … Read more